Kick-off: 2000, 16/12/2020
Stadium: London Stadium
TV: Amazon Prime
West Ham and Crystal Palace are both in good spirits but we just prefer United ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash at London Stadium.
The Hammers really impressed us when coming from behind to prevail 2-1 at Leeds on Friday night for a fourth win in their last five outings.
That put them as high as fifth in the table at that point and 21/20 for another victory here is our first West Ham vs Crystal Palace prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham trailed to an early Mateusz Klich penalty at Elland Road but turned things around through headers from Tomas Soucek and Angelo Ogbonna.
Fabian Balbuena and Sebastien Haller also went close for the Hammers in what was a very pleasing performance.
“I thought we played well at times,” said David Moyes. “We created chances we should have taken too.”
On the headed goals, he added: “We have good delivery and players good in the air and it’s a big part of football, scoring from set-pieces and not conceding.”
Possibly the one source of frustration for United fans of late has been the form of Haller, with more productivity expected from the £45million striker.
However, we’re not ready to give up on the former Eintracht Frankfurt star just yet, so 14/5 for him to score in a home win catches the eye from the West Ham vs Crystal Palace odds.
Haller did net for the sixth time this term when bagging the winner at Sheffield United recently and is getting chances.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Balbuena, Coufal, Ogbonna, Fornals, Soucek, Rice, Benrahma, Bowen, Haller.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace showed plenty of spirit when following up a 5-1 romp at West Ham by drawing 1-1 at home to Tottenham.
Vincente Guaita misjudged Harry Kane’s long-range shot to gift Spurs a 23rd-minute lead, but the Eagles pushed hard for an equaliser and got one late on via Jeffrey Schlupp.
“I thought our second-half performance was of top-drawer quality and the equaliser was well deserved after a sustained spell,” said Roy Hodgson.
“We can go home proud of our performance. It is an important point because when you play a team like Tottenham, you know that any point you take will be useful going forward.”
Guaita redeemed himself with some good work late on, including a sensational save from Eric Dier’s free-kick.
Palace put a lot of effort into that comeback, though, and having two days less to recover than West Ham could just take its toll.
Each team’s record regarding late goals could prove significant if the visitors do tire, as United have outscored opponents 7-4 from 75 minutes onwards and the Eagles have a 3-7 deficit in that period.
Let’s add 13/5 for the Hammers to bag most goals from 75:01 to full-time to our West Ham vs Crystal Palace betting tips.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Clyne, Cahill, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Schlupp, McArthur, Eze, Zaha, Benteke.
Leeds 1-2 WEST HAM – Tomas Soucek, Angelo Ogbonna
CRYSTAL PALACE 1-1 Tottenham – Jeffrey Schlupp
Head-to-head: Crystal Palace 2-1 West Ham, West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham, West Ham 3-2 Crystal Palace
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